Monday, September 17, 2012
The gentleman pictured above was our cab driver in Kiev who brought us from the airport to our hotel on our first night in Ukraine. This man [we never got his name] is a talented specialist who's expertise is successfully avoiding death every minute of every day he is on the road in Kiev. We've all heard crazy cabby stories but there seems to be something to the idea that Ukrainian traffic is truly out of control.
The street directly below our window in Kharkiv is on a major street and we hear screeching tires and breaks at all hours of the day. Below is a video of some scary examples [and some hilarious] of Ukrainian driving and my personal goal is to not be one of those pedestrians that seems to be running into an oncoming car.